[vbox-dev] Building/using VirtualBox modules on Tails

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 01:17:19 UTC 2016


Hard to answer, because I don't know how Tails works.

Just see what makes VirtualBox tick in standard Linux (by manually
compiling and installing vbox), and see how Tails is any different from
standard Linux. (at which stage things break apart)

In general, you need only one primary kernel module:
-vboxdrv
(other modules are optional)

+one primary service:
-VBoxSVC

And they all need to match in version with GUI.


On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 3:03 AM, Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I've tried to use the community support but gotten no useful replies,
> > and this is more of a developer level question anyway..
> >
> > I'm trying to fix this issue in Tails:
> > https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/5606
> >
> > I've gotten the modules to build and install, and when I boot up the
> > modified Tails, the vboxsvc and other modules are loaded. /dev/vboxdrv
> > exists, and looking in /lib/modules shows the virtualbox modules are
> > under the running kernel. Making a new vm and trying to start it,
> > however, fails, saying that the modules aren't loaded (possible
> > version mismatch). I don't get any extra logging on stdout/stderr to
> > tell me what is missing / what it's looking for.
> >
> > What logs/options could I use to debug what's going on? Is there any
> > documentation I missed for this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Austin
>
> Ping.
>
> --
> -Austin
>
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